Fielding, Edward

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Edward Fielding Soundex Code F435

Edward Fielding, major-general, Volunteers of America;

born in: Westchester County, New York, on Saturday, June 28, 1862;

son of: Robert and Marie Fielding; nee (Jones).

educated in: public schools of New York and private schools in England;

married: Eliza Fielding, nee: Eliza Hoyle, in Manchester, England, in August, 1881;

children: May Fielding, Eva Maud Fielding, Myrtle Katherine Fielding, and Edward Ballington Fielding.

Joined the Salvation Army in England in 1879;

returned to America in its service and was rapidly promoted;

was one of the men in charge of its pioneer movement in the U.S., and for 13 yrs. was a Brigadier in the Salvation Army

had charge of the West, with headquarters in Chicago, 1889-97.

Being an American, affiliated with the Volunteers of America when founded in 1897 by Commander and Mrs. Ballington Booth,

was placed in charge of Chicago and the Northwest territory, with rank of colonel,

and in 1903 was elected vice president of Volunteers of America with rank of major-general.

Mason: Waubansia Lodge, Lafayette Chapter, Apollo Commandery Knights Templar.

Office: 110 S. Dearborn Street, 1911, 1201 W. Washington Boulevard, 1917.

Home: 618 Touhy Avenue, (1901, 1902, 1904); 1512 Birchwood Avenue, (1911, 1917, 1919.)

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, Book of Chicagoans, 1917.

Chicago Blue Book

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fielding, 618 Touhy Avenue, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 274.

Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 26

1512 Birchwood Avenue, Edward Fielding, 1911, 1917, 1919.